TIMOTHY HORNICK

Timothy Hornick

OVERVIEW
Mr. Timothy Hornik is a medically retired Army officer, Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), and Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS). He is the founder and CEO of Blind Not Alone LLC, Blinded Veterans Association’s Director of District 2 and member of the National Board of Directors, podcaster, and assists Aira with their Veterans Affairs integration efforts. He regularly conducts public speaking engagements, guest lectures, and presents at professional to private events throughout the country. Through these roles Timothy advocates and empowers individuals with disabilities and their support networks to forge new pathways in life.

MILITARY HISTORY
Mr. Timothy Hornik is a medically retired Army officer, Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), and Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS). He is the founder and CEO of Blind Not Alone LLC, Blinded Veterans Association’s Director of District 2 and member of the National Board of Directors, podcaster, and assists Aira with their Veterans Affairs integration efforts. He regularly conducts public speaking engagements, guest lectures, and presents at professional to private events throughout the country. Through these roles Timothy advocates and empowers individuals with disabilities and their support networks to forge new pathways in life.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Mr. Hornik attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, on a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship. He graduated in August 2002 with a Bachelor in Liberal Studies, while pursuing Army ROTC requirements from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. After graduation, he attended the Aird Defense officer training course at Fort Bliss, learning the fundamentals of leadership and the military decision making process. In 2010 he returned to academia through the Masters in Social Work program at the University of Kansas, focusing on disability advocacy and medical social work. The MSW education played a crucial transitioning role by enabling him to integrate civilian, military, and blindness identities. The transformative themes from these experiences forms the basis for his professional, academic, and personal endeavors.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Mr. Hornik earned military and civilian recognition for excellence. His military awards includes the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Purple Heart for injuries sustained, Army Accommodation Medal with Valor for actions in combat, campaign ribbons for service in Iraq and Korea, Combat Action Badge, and many other awards. During his civilian life, he received the KU MSW Margo Award for clinical practice, the KU Wounded Warrior Scholarship for his PhD pursuits, inducted into the inaugural UW La Crosse ROTC Hall of Fame, and nominated by UW La Crosse for the US Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

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